IOWA CITY – Matt Hayek was picked by his fellow City Council members Saturday to continue as mayor of Iowa City for the next two years.
The vote officially was 7-0 for Hayek, according to the City Clerk's Office. Council member Jim Throgmorton abstained, but city rules treat it as a vote with the majority, hence the 7-0 vote.
The Gazette reported last month that Hayek would serve a third consecutive two-year term as mayor. Iowa City is one of the few towns in Iowa in which city council members pick the mayor from among themselves.
Hayek, 44, is an attorney serving his second four-year term on the council. He has said he will not seek re-election when his at-large seat is up in two years.The City Council voted 7-0 to re-appoint Susan Mims as mayor pro tem.